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  • Hobbesian Applied Ethics and Public Policy

    Edited by Shane D. Courtland

    Most philosophers and political scientists readily admit that Thomas Hobbes is a significant figure in the history of political thought. His theory was, arguably, one of the first to provide a justification for political legitimacy from the perspective of each individual subject. Many excellent…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • American Public Administration

    Public Service for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition

    By Robert A. Cropf, John L. Wagner

    American Public Administration has been the go-to introductory textbook for Public Administration courses with a focus on civil society for the last decade. Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, authors Cropf and Wagner weave the most recent and compelling research throughout…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Edition

    By Fahui Wang

    The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    CRC Press

  • Public Administration Research Methods

    Tools for Evaluation and Evidence-Based Practice, 2nd Edition

    By Warren S. Eller, Brian J. Gerber, Scott E. Robinson

    The best decisions made by public managers are based not on instinct, but on an informed understanding of what’s happening on the ground. Policy may be directed by ideology, but it must also be founded on reality. The challenge of making the right decisions as a public manager is often, therefore,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Governing Hybrid Organizations

    By Jan-Erik Johanson, Jarmo Vakkuri

    Intuitively, organisations can easily be categorised as ‘public’ or ‘private’. However, this book questions such a black and white dichotomy between public and private, and seeks a deeper understanding of hybrid organisations. These organisations can be found at micro, meso and macro levels of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Public Space: Between Reimagination and Occupation

    By Svetlana Hristova, Mariusz Czepczynski

    Public Space: Between Reimagination and Occupation examines contemporary public space as a result of intense social production reflecting contradictory trends: the long lasting effects of the global crisis, manifested in supranational trade-offs between political influence, state power and private…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Environmental Policy and Politics

    7th Edition

    By Michael E. Kraft

    Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • New Public Management in Africa

    Emerging Issues and Lessons

    Edited by Benon C. Basheka, Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe

    The administrative sciences were strongly dominated by public administration’s turn to managerial perspectives in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and "New Public Management" promised to produce efficient, responsible, and client-oriented public services. The reforms carried out in this…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Social Synthesis

    Finding Dynamic Patterns in Complex Social Systems

    By Philip Haynes

    How is it possible to understand society and the problems it faces? What sense can be made of the behaviour of markets and government interventions? How can citizens understand the course that their lives take and the opportunities available to them? There has been much debate surrounding what…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge
    Complexity in Social Science

  • Policymaking for Citizen Behavior Change

    A Social Marketing Approach

    By Nancy R. Lee

    Social marketing is a discipline unfamiliar to many policymakers, often confused with the more frequently applied and studied fields of social media, behavioral economics, or social change. Social marketing is a growing field and methodology, however, that has been successfully applied to improve…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge

  • Administrative Ethics and Executive Decisions

    Channeling and Containing Administrative Discretion

    By Chad B. Newswander

    As first responders to public problems, administrators must survey situations, identify solutions, and occasionally make executive decisions that are binding upon the government as a whole. The ability for administrators to assert claims that orient the government in a particular direction is not…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

  • Public Policy and the Neo-Weberian State

    Edited by Stanisław Mazur, Piotr Kopycinski

    The neo-Weberian state constitutes an attempt to combine the Weberian model of administration with the principles laid down during the retreat from the bureaucratic management paradigm (new public management and public governance). The concept of neo-Weberian state involves changing the model of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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